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Goodbye Julia Child

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Cooking maven Julia Child, a native of Southern California, died on Thursday at her home in Santa Barbara.

From the NY Times: "Mrs. Child, whose 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' has been through numerous editions, was a pop icon virtually from her debut on WGBH in Boston in 1963. She got her start in television at 50, an age youth-crazed producers today would consider well past her sell-by date, and made the cover of Time magazine five years later. Over the decades she was a favorite of comedians, most famously Dan Aykroyd on 'Saturday Night Live,' who played her boozily bleeding to death while shrieking, 'Save the liver.' Jean Stapleton even portrayed her in a musical with sung recipes called 'Bon Appetit!' in 1989."